The current model of the Maxima has been released back in 2008 and since then it didn’t receive any real updates. The plans was to replace it with a brand new model which would release somewhere in 2014 but Nissan said that the new 2016 Nissan Maxima will be released by the end of 2015 and it will be based on the concept which was released just a few months ago. This concept promised a lot from rear wheel drive, more powerful engines and a much better behavior on the road. Unfortunately though it seems that the Nissan Maxima 2016 is going to follow the same front engine and front wheel drive system of the previous generation but this time with improved engines that will offer more power and also a better fuel consumption.
2016 Nissan Maxima redesign
The 2016 Nissan Maxima exterior will closely follow that of the concept which is always nice in a production car. The upcoming Maxima will get a much more aggressive design with longer and also cleaner lines than before. The rear side of the Nissan Maxima 2016 will be inspired by that of the GT-R with the dual exhaust system while the front will get something from the 370Z. Inside the cabin, the new model will get influences from Nissan’s sport cars rather than the older Maxima, meaning the new model will get a similar interior to the 370Z or the GT-R which is always nice in this segment. The base equipment level will include cloth upholstery with black or red stitching, a premium audio system, USB and Bluetooth connectivity and also an automatic air conditioning system. Further options will include satellite navigation, a rear infotainment system and also internet access through the infotainment system.
Nissan Maxima 2016 specs
As far as the engines go, the 2016 Nissan Maxima will likely get a 3.5-liter aspirated V6 which is going to make up to 315 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, which is a nice bump over the previous car. The only downside of this engine is that the rear wheel drive system is not going to be available. In exchange, a front wheel drive and a CVT gearbox for improved fuel consumption are going to be standard features.
There are also rumors about Nissan will remove completely the old 3.5-liter engine in the favor of a new hybrid powertrain which would make use of a 2.5-liter supercharged 4-inline and one electric motor for a total power of around 300 horsepower and a 10 to 15% better fuel consumption than the older generation which would make the Nissan Maxima 2016 one of the most fuel efficient cars in its class.
2016 Nissan Maxima release date and price
The 2016 Nissan Maxima release date will probably be set for the third quarter of 2015. The price for the new Nissan Maxima 2016 is going to remain unchanged over the previous generation which is always good news.
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